A Dutch woman recently spent five amazing weeks travelling through Southeast Asia, eating in exotic restaurants, snorkeling and journeying to Buddhist temples, all the while posting her photos and videos on Facebook and Vimeo.
But it was a digital fake. Zilla van der Born never left Amsterdam. The restaurants and temples were local sights, snorkeling was a combination of Photoshop and a local pool.
“I did this to show people that we filter and manipulate what we show on social media,” van der Born told journalists. “We create an online world which reality can no longer meet.”
Next meet a seven-year-old Jack Russell terrier named Gidget who went missing for more than four months from her home in Pennsylvania only to turn up across the continent in Portland, Oregon.
Animal shelter workers used Gidget’s implanted microchip to find her home. The 4,838 km trip only cost Gidget a few lost pounds.